Metro makes it easy to get to the fun and festivities of the 2017 Mardi Gras and Grand Parade in the Soulard neighborhood on Saturday, February 25. For just $6, you can avoid the hassles of parking and congestion, and ride special Mardi Gras MetroBus shuttles between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. The special shuttle will operate between the Stadium MetroLink Station in downtown St. Louis and the Mardi Gras venue. As an added benefit for users of the Metro U-Pass or Metro Monthly Pass, both passes will be accepted as valid fare to ride the shuttle to and from the festivities at no additional cost!
The Mardi Gras shuttles will operate out of the Stadium MetroLink Station this year due to ongoing construction for the Civic Center Transit Center expansion project. The special shuttles will run every 15 minutes and will drop off and pick up passengers in Soulard on 10th Street between Carroll and Marion Streets. The $6 round-trip shuttle passes can only be purchased on February 25, at the Stadium MetroLink Station.
If you already use a Metro U-Pass or Metro Monthly Pass to ride MetroLink and MetroBus, you can also use your pass as valid fare for the special Mardi Gras shuttles. Simply show your U-Pass or February Monthly Pass to the shuttle operator and enjoy convenient service to and from the Soulard Mardi Gras at no additional charge.
Other Metro tickets and passes, such as one-day, two-hour, one-day and weekly passes, are not valid on the Mardi Gras MetroBus Shuttles. The Mardi Gras MetroBus Shuttle Pass cannot be used to ride MetroBus or MetroLink.
Please leave your backpacks and coolers at home since they will not be allowed at the Soulard Mardi Gras. No food, drink or alcohol is permitted on MetroLink, MetroBus, the Mardi Gras Shuttles or on Metro property.
For more information about the special Mardi Gras shuttles, contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For Mardi Gras parade information and other event times, visit mardigrasinc.com.